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The Rex Hotel

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #32 of 122 Toronto B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reservation and check in process was incredibly easy; our flight landed around 10pm because of a delay but we called ahead the hotel desk said there wouldn't be any problems checking it. The hotel is literally in the middle of all the toronto attractions. the only time we took a cab was when were were going closer to east... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights at the end of September; although the room is on the small side, the location was great - walking distance of the CN Tower - and the live jazz in the bar downstairs was amazing! We were on the second floor, and couldn't hear any noise from the bar. The bar food is basic... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sure that this place isn't for everyone, but I really enjoyed my stay and appreciated the overall vibe of The Rex. It reminds me of the old hotels I have stayed at in New York and in Europe. Right on the main drag and easily accessible to pretty much anything you would want to do in town. Considering there... More

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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a decent place in really busy downtown area close to lots of restaurants. But there are couple of things to be clear about: 1. There is no elevator/escalator, and 2 story walkup with luggage can be a workout. 2. Rooms are nice but are really cramped, but I guess that is fine considering location and Price. 3. Parking... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited Toronto from Chicago. This was my first time to this great city. Glad I chose the Rex. Staff is wonderful, food really good, jazz is awesome. The hotel itself is in the Entertainment District. So much to do on Queen Street. Subway stop a block a way. Easy walking distance to CN Tower, Amsterdam Brewery and other great places.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The staff were friendly, the hotel was clean and the location was top. We had a complimentary breakfast of toast and was only $5 for a cooked breakfast. The only problem was the noise on a night time. Our room was directly above the showing area, but we were so tired from the day trips it did not affect us.... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I came to Toronto from St. Catharines looking for a decently-priced place to stay for a night, within walking distance to the Sony Centre (for a Nick Cave concert, which was amazing) and stumbled upon the Rex. I took note of a couple negative reviews, but ended up booking anyways - and I have no regrets. The room is straight-forward... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Rex Hotel is one of Toronto's Jazz hot spots. Arrive early. take in two shows, enjoy the a. atmosphere, the music and the food. The music can be fabulous. The food is good but not anything special and the drinks served with style. The rooms are small, clean, and quite. The Rex is an older building and has its... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The mixed reviews are because although billed as a hotel (and charged to reflect that) this is more half hostel, half hotel, which has clearly developed as a secondary project from the main focus, the jazz bar. The accommodation is a bit shabby and the rooms are very cramped for two people sharing, smaller than you'd get at a hotel... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am surprised and confused about all the excellent reviews, this hotel is basically a hostel and is in no way worth the money charged. The room was not very clean and far too small for two people, and it was also very noisy due to the bar downstairs. We decided to move on to a much nicer quality of... More

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Address: 194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Rex Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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